A man was discovered dead Wednesday morning having seemingly stabbed his twin daughters to death in an area in California.
Placentia Police Department said it received a call at about 12:40 a.m. reporting an unknown disturbance in the neighbourhood.
At the arrival of the police, they found a man lying in the grass of a front yard with a severe injury and two other girls in a home across the street who had been stabbed and were bleeding.
Although paramedics arrived at the scene, the two girls did not survive the wounds. They were declared dead on the scene.
The man was also declared dead on the scene. The man who was later identified as Timothy Takehara, 41, is the father of the twins, detectives said.
According to investigators, Takehara’s wife and mother were inside the home at the time of the incident.
Detectives suspect the situation to be that of murder-suicide. They added that they do not suspect anyone else at the time.